Nike Introduces NBA's New "City" Edition Uniforms
Following the reveal the NBA's new Association, Icon and Statement uniforms, Nike has today revealed the fourth uniform category, The City Edition.
According to Nike, each the designs honor the fans – "those who, 41 times a year, take pilgrimage at their local arena, and whose passions help define each respective team’s identity."
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"The Nike NBA City Edition uniforms represent insights and emotion from the court to the upper deck to the cities’ streets, in pursuit a unique way to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present the clubs while also positioning them for the future."
The Lakers have turned over the City Edition designs to honor some their most famous players as part the “Lore Series.” For instance, their City Edition uniform features a signature snakeskin-like Black Mamba print and LA/24 on the belt buckle. The organization’s winning tradition is referenced by the 16 stars on the uniform's side panels to represent every NBA Championship the Lakers have won.
The Celtics' City Edition uniform is inspired by the iconic parquet floor, the Warriors' pays tribute to the Bay Area's Chinese culture and the Knicks' City Edition uniform credits the brave firefighters New York City.
Teams across the league will take the court in their new City Edition uniforms in January. The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors will unveil their City Edition uniforms at a later date.
Check out the full details each team's uniform right here.